South Beach (Miami Beach)

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    Morimoto's Miami Debut Is Cool, Collected, and Full of Surprises

    Masaharu Morimoto's latest outpost is so understated that a bellhop might have to steer you toward its discreet hiding place in the Shelborne Wyndham Grand's starchy white lobby, which is spotless after its recent $90 million face-lift.

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    November 5, 2014

    Hush Bar & Lounge Opens on South Beach: "A Good, Local Spot"

    Amid the megaclubs and tourist traps that dominate South Beach, it's tough to find a cool, laid-back bar where you can enjoy a few brewskies, chow down on some tasty grub, and jam to live music. But Hush Bar & Lounge hopes to change that. "We're definitely catering to industry people and locals," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    September 2014 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

    September 2014 in Miami will be remembered for two things -- endless days of torrential rain and the opening of Iron Chef Morimoto's restaurant at the Shelborne Wyndham South Beach. Of course, the "official" opening isn't until today, but if you've been on social media, you've seen practically every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Lee Schrager on SOBEWFF 2015: Meatopia, Tiki Cocktails, and the Cronut King

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival returns to the sands of South Beach February 19 through 22, 2015, and this time, expect to choose from more then 75 dinners, tastings, seminars, and parties over the four-day span. The official SOBEWFF website goes live today, featuring the entire celebrity-fil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Drunken Dragon Fires Up Trendy Korean Barbecue in South Beach

    The waiter says he can't leave the ripping-hot, onyx-colored stone bowl on the table. There's some kind of legal/insurance issue. Someone might get burned. He has to spoon its contents into serving bowls and take the hot pot away.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    This $4.8 Million South Beach Condo Is Definitely Not a Sex Den

    There's lots of let's say interesting interior decorating choices in Miami Beach, but it's not every day we come across a home that features an honest-to-God stripper pole jutting out of its coffee table. Today is that day thanks to Curbed, which highlights this $4.88 million condo in the Continuu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    South Pointe Park Pier Reopens This Week After a Decade of Neglect, $4.8 Million Renovation

    A full decade after it closed to the public, Miami Beach's South Pointe Park Pier is finally set to re-open later this week. The 100-year-old pier has been totally rebuilt after a year-long $4.8 million project, and offers views of South Beach, Government Cut and the downtown skyline. The renovatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    ARTcade: Art, Craft Beer, and Frogger Meet in South Beach

    ARTcade, a combination art gallery, arcade, and bar, is set to open in South Beach, and the concept of playing Q*bert while holding a cold brew is totally mind-blowing. ARTcade, which features classic games, creative beer, and local art, opens Friday, July 11, at 235 12th St., just off Ocean Drive ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 3, 2014
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    July 2, 2014

    Naked Taco: SoBe Joint Is Crazy Fun

    As soon as you sit down at Naked Taco in South Beach, a bubbly waiter toting a frosty shaker measures out two grapefruit-tequila shots in heavy, preplaced glasses. "You have to be a little mad to have fun with us," he says while shaking out the last drops of the precious nectar. Maybe you're mad. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Sharks in a Jar, Miami's Creepiest Tourist Trinkets, May Finally Be On The Way Out

    The trappings of a tourist trip to South Beach have changed over the decades. White linen suits became "I'm in Miami Bitch" shirts. String bikinis became bizarre fishnet dresses (albeit still worn over string bikinis). The circle of life. Throughout it all, however, there has been one creepy constan ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    The Six People You Meet on South Beach

    It's a blessing and a curse. It's a tourist trap and an aging icon. It's a wonder of the world and a wonder that it isn't under water. Love it or hate it, South Beach is the jewel of Miami, and it's not going anywhere just yet. The bridge acts as a strange filter. You can find all kinds out there, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    May 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The restaurant scene, much like the weather, warmed up in Miami with several interesting additions to the community and two welcome re-openings. Even in Miami, it's rare for a celebrity to announce a restaurant's opening, but that's just what happened this month. NFL legend (and restaurant partner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Mova Lounge Closes: South Beach and Brickell

    The 305's nightlife scene is notoriously fickle. Since last year, more clubs than ever before, specifically in Miami Beach's Lincoln Road and downtown's Brickell neighborhoods, have relocated to other parts of town or closed their doors. Places like Score, the Van Dyke Café, and now Mova Lounge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    DUI Checkpoint Tonight on MacArthur Causeway

    The big party starts tonight in South Beach, and local police are determined to keep drunk drivers out. (Makes sense, no?) With Urban Beach Week beginning in earnest this evening, local police will implement a DUI checkpoint on the eastbound MacArthur Causeway beginning at 8. A team of at least 1 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2014
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    April 2, 2014

    My Ceviche Celebrates Birthday: Free Food Today

    It's hard to believe, but it's been two years since My Ceviche opened on South Beach, giving us affordable, chef-driven seafood. My Ceviche's Brickell location, turned one this past March. It seems in the blink of an eye, our ceviche and burrito babies have grown up. How do you celebrate a ceviche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Avicii Rushed to Hospital in Miami

    Avicii has been rushed to the hospital. Tonight, the Swedish EDM superstar was scheduled to play the Ushuaia Ibiza stage at the SLS South Beach as part of his Avicii Hotel takeover. But as a member of his team tells Crossfade: "He did get sick this afternoon. His buddy Alesso came to sub for him." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Hotel Astor Debuts The Downstairs

    It seems nothing is ever easy in the wild 'n' wacky world of Miami restaurants. Just ask the folks at Hotel Astor. As part of a three-pronged relaunch that seeks to regain the buzz it had in days gone by, the 1936-vintage South Beach boutique hotel last Friday unveiled The Downstairs, a subterranea ... More >>

  • Film

    March 13, 2014

    MIFF, Week Two

    The Miami International Film Festival ends Sunday. Get out and see a movie!

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Avicii Opening Pop-Up Store, Selling Flip Flops and Condoms During WMC and MMW 2014

    It's been days since you've slept. The next party starts in less than an hour. And you're desperate for a clean t-shirt, fresh flip flops, and some unused condoms. Obviously, though, South Beach clubs require their party people to display at least a modicum of style. So it'd be highly inadvisable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    February 2014 Openings and Closings

    February was a huge month for the Miami food scene. The South Beach Wine & Food Festival brought a slew of celebrity chefs -- all wanting to be enchanted by our city's restaurants and bars. And if the likes of Geoffrey Zakarian, Martha Stewart, and Rachael Ray were feeling peckish, they had a host o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    January 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The first month of the new year included the opening of many anticipated restaurants including Cavalli Restaurant and Lounge, the chic Italian bistro by famed designer Roberto Cavalli, and Batch Gastropub, which features upscale takes on pub grub, like chili-glazed chicken wings with blue cheese esp ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 23, 2014
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    January 23, 2014
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    January 22, 2014

    Insomnia Cookies in South Beach: Late-Night Ice Cream and Treats

    Few things are better than warm cookies with cold milk. And thanks to Insomnia Cookies, you can get exactly that delivered to your doorstep in the middle of the night. This weekend, while waiting in line for the Chippendales show at Mansion, we noticed a new kid on the block. Opening just two weeks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Club Madonna Has Business License Suspended: Closed For At Least Six Months

    And just like that South Beach went from one strip club, to none. Club Madonna has had its business license pulled for six months amidst allegations that a 13-year-old girl stripped at the establishment.

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    New York Times' 36 Hours in South Beach: Take it With a Grain of Salt

    From time to time, Short Order writers share their travel experiences. We've blogged about our meals in New York, fruit carvings in Singapore, and a coffee plantation in Jamaica. Travel writing is interesting because it's so subjective. In a long weekend visit, a writer can't possibly find all the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Beyoncé Calls Out South Beach as the World Capital of Vanity

    We may be so vain, but there's little doubt this song is about us. Beyoncé shocked the world by releasing a secret new self-titled album, and the first track calls out South Beach, and not in the loving way her hubby Jay-Z usually does. "Pretty Hurts" places South Beach amongst the scourges that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Chef Bee to Open NaiYaRa Asian Street Fare Restaurant in South Beach

    Chef Piyarat Arreeratn, better known throughout Miami as Chef Bee, is opening a restaurant in South Beach. NaiYaRa will specialize in the Asian street food that captured his heart growing up along the Mekong river in Thailand. The restaurant, located in the Sunset Harbour neighborhood of South Beac ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    South Beach Is Miami's Best Neighborhood, Hands Down

    This is going to sound weird, but South Beach, I love you. I arrived to your sandy shores three and a half years ago: a moon-eyed Midwesterner with a century's supply of sunscreen, regular sleep patterns, and a steady girlfriend. Now I'm a single, sun-scorched insomniac -- and I couldn't be happier. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Lorenzo: Tony Mantuano's SoBe Restaurant Opens Today (We Get a First Bite)

    Lorenzo, chef Tony Mantuano's casual-classic Italian restaurant opens for dinner today at the soon-to-open Redbury hotel on South Beach. Mantuano is the chef/partner of Chicago's Michelin-starred Spiaggia restaurant, along with restaurateur Larry Levy. The team has partnered again with Lorenzo. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Video: LeBron Leads Kiddy Critical Mass in Latest Nike Ad

    LeBron James' participation in Miami's monthly Critical Mass bike ride is well documented, and it appears that it even helped inspire his latest Nike ad. In the video, James take a 200-plus strong bicycle gang of kids through some of his favorite places in Miami, including Calle Ocho, South Beach ... More >>

  • News

    August 15, 2013
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    August 14, 2013

    Sardinia Now Serving Pizza For Lunch and Late Night

    Everyone has a different way of eating and saying pizza. Some people say pixxa -- whatever that is. Some eat leftovers for breakfast without heating them up because they can't bear the thought of waiting. But we all love the stuff, which is why we got excited when we heard the news that the long-sta ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 8, 2013
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    August 6, 2013

    Umami Burger's Bold Flavors Are Too Greasy for Comfort

    The Cubano Burger at Umami Burger tastes like gravy-topped chicharrón. The grease-ridden concoction pairs a pork patty with a lightly toasted bun. Shaved ham, pineapple mustard, and molten cheese crown the fatty swine, summoning images of Havana, Hawaiian pizza, and heartburn. Each nibble makes you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Urban Oxy on South Beach: Panther Coffee, Pizza by the Slice, Sweetness Pastries

    Move over, corporate coffee chains and crappy pizza joints -- Urban Oxy has moved into South Beach. The locally focused café serves cold brew, homemade pizza-by-the-slice, and fresh-baked pastries -- much-needed additions to the tourist-trap-ridden Washington Avenue. The rapidly expanding chain op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    South Beach Is Underwater Again This Morning (And For Once, So Is the Rest of Miami)

    photo by Tim ElfrinkThe thunder rumbled over South Beach around 5 a.m. this morning, just before the torrential downpour. Less than 20 minutes later, more than a foot of water had surged up and over the lower lying parts of SoBe. Hundreds of residents who didn't leap out of bed to move their cars wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    UltraVive: Does an IV Hangover Cure Work? A First-Person Perspective

    Since mead first made its way into the mouths of the ancient Greeks, mankind has been plagued by hangovers. And despite the advancement of medical technology, we've yet to find a cure. Most of us just suffer through -- taking snake oil supplements, downing a hair of the dog, or hovering over the po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    South Beach Drag Legend Wanda Shot Dead in Streets of Tampa

    Standing an imposing 6'6" (and even taller in heels), the legendary drag icon Wanda had been stomping through South Beach like it was her personal runway since its '90s heyday. She was at one point perhaps the most polarizing and controversial figure in South Beach nightlife. A master at throwing s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Barezzito South Beach: We Get a First Bite

    Step into Barezzito, Miami's newest late-night eatery and music venue -- and South Beach screams from every neon-hued nook and cranny. The sleek new Collins Avenue outpost is offering up live music, specials every night of the week and Asian fusion cuisine with a Latin flair. The new digs are the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    PB Steak in SoBe: The Pubbelly Trio Strikes Again

    When the Pubbelly boys open restaurants, they call them concepts. Their strategies, though, are not about location. It's not décor. Or cuisine. Or even target crowd. The concept, rather, is Pubbelly. The word describes not food or ambience, but brand. And PB Steak -- the latest South Beach restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Emack & Bolio's on 4/20: Real Ice Cream, Stoner Chocolates, Specials

    Boston ice cream shop Emack & Bolio's quietly opened up a Miami outpost in South Beach inside the Sunset Harbour Shops last week. The Purdy Avenue storefront is colorful and vibrant; spaceships hanging from the ceiling; a talking moose mascot; ridiculous menu items like the midnight munchies sunda ... More >>

  • News

    April 18, 2013
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    March 15, 2013

    SET Reopening for Miami Music Week 2013

    "Luxury and white-glove service." That's what South Beach socialites and club wreckers alike should expect from the new SET. In early January, we here at Crossfade reported that the Opium Group club would be closing for renovations in order to become the Miami nightlife spot "where true VIPs pop c ... More >>

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